The Likely Lads. Image shows from L to R: Terry Collier (James Bolam), Bob Ferris (Rodney Bewes).

The Likely Lads

BBC Two sitcom focusing on two lads. 20 episodes (3 series), 1964 - 1966. Stars James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Bartlett Mullins, Donald McKillop and others.

The Likely Lads. Terry Collier (James Bolam). Copyright: BBC.

Series 2, Episode 5 - Far Away Places

After blowing all their money on the booze, Bob and Terry have to come up with ways of paying for their planned holiday. They're also at odds on where to go: Terry favours a traditional seaside break, but Bob has ideas of going abroad. They take a trip to the job centre to find part-time work to supplement their income.


This episode is also known as Far-away Places and Faraway Places.

Repeated on BBC 1 on Fri 20/9/65 at 8pm with 8.7 million viewers.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 14th July 1965
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
James Bolam Terry Collier
Rodney Bewes Bob Ferris
Sheila Fearn Audrey Collier
Olive Milbourne Mrs. Collier
Guest cast
Norman Chappell Archie
Roger Avon Labour Exchange Clerk
Gay Hamilton Eva
Jay Denyer Mr. Clipboard
Writing team
Dick Clement Writer
Ian La Frenais Writer
Production team
Dick Clement Director
Dick Clement Producer

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